Nintendo Wins Second Emmy, Wii and DS Control Schemes Honored

During last night's Technological & Engineering Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, Nintendo received its second Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

This time around, the company was honored for its motion-sensitive Wii Remote and the Nintendo DS's touch screen.

Last year, Nintendo was recognized with an Emmy for the introduction of the now-standard directional pad, an award that was shared with Sony for its design of the DualShock controller. At the time, many questioned why the Wii Remote was not recognized as well.

"The pioneering interfaces for Wii and Nintendo DS reflect our long tradition of seeking new ways to enhance the gaming experience for users at every level," said NoA executive VP Don James. "We're grateful for this award and thank the academy for honoring us a second time."